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Can McLaren Honda Dominate Formula One again?


When McLaren announced they would be using Honda engines for the 2015 F1 season, memories of their dominance in the late 80’s and early 90’s began to swirl in people’s minds. The team won four driver’s and constructors titles on the trot, 3 driver’s titles with Ayrton Senna (1988, 1990 and 1991) and one with

Ricciardo rules at Red Bull in 2014


Daniel Ricciardo went into the 2014 season faced with a huge challenge. He was replacing Mark Webber at Red Bull and was to be partnered with four time world champion Sebastian Vettel, who had swept all before him with his Red Bull in 2013, winning the last nine races of the year. Pre season testing

‘Something Incredibly Special’ – Lewis Hamilton, A Double World Champion


The Formula One season finale in Abu Dhabi saw Lewis Hamilton enter the history books as he won the race and took his second world title. His name joins only 3 others in the list of British multiple world champions; Jackie Stewart, Grahame Hill and Jim Clark. After an intense battle with Nico Rosberg all

JLF1 Column – 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


So there we go. The 2014 F1 season is over, Lewis Hamilton is a new double world champion and now we look ahead to next year’s cars breaking cover at the Jerez circuit in February. It has undoubtedly been one of the best seasons that I have ever witnessed, with a close and intense title

JLF1 Column – 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix


18 races down and just one to go. It has been a dramatic and action-packed 2014 F1 season, with the finale in Abu Dhabi just one week away. I’d first like to apologise for this column being a few days late, it has been a pretty busy week for me with University assignments and other

JLF1 Column – 2014 United States Grand Prix


17 races down and just two to go. The 2014 season has flown by; I can’t believe the finale in Abu Dhabi is just around the corner. It has been a great year on-track for F1, but not particularly so off it. Last weekend’s United States Grand Prix in Texas was another exciting and dramatic

Jenson Button: 15 years

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Back in 2000 in a shoot-out test between Jenson Button and Bruno Junquiera, British racing team Williams chose Button to step up and take the honor to drive for the Williams Formula One team. Jenson’s debut season saw him become the youngest ever points scorer, although this achievement is currently held by Russian Daniil Kvyat.

Hamilton Regains Title Lead With Victory in Singapore


Following the intensely close battle for pole position in Singapore on Saturday, which Hamilton took by seven-hundredths of a second, there was drama on the grid before the formation lap even got going. There was trouble at Caterham as Kobyashi had pulled off into the run off area and was out of the car. Meanwhile,

JLF1 Column – 2014 Singapore Grand Prix


The Singapore Grand Prix is one of my favourite races on the calendar. It is such a spectacular looking event and the cars always look stunning under the floodlights. It has one of the best backdrops on the current schedule – the night sky and the Singapore skyline – and is one that I am

JLF1 Column – 2014 Italian Grand Prix


We really are being treated to some fantastic racing in 2014, aren’t we? The Italian Grand Prix at the classic Monza circuit, one of my favourites on the calendar, was dramatic and packed full of action. Friday practice proved that Mercedes were once again way out front, but Williams and McLaren both looked a little

Aussie Dan


When Australians do well on the international stage, I’m reminded of how small and remote we are as a nation. We’re a population of 23 million occupying a landmass much the same size as the US. We are an island – physically and metaphorically. We are miles from pretty much everywhere – but we do

JLF1 Column – 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

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The Belgian Grand Prix is always one of my favourite races on the calendar. The iconic and historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit is a fantastic venue and always produces thrilling on-track action. That didn’t change in 2014 with a dramatic weekend of racing as the sport returned from the summer break. Whilst it is a bit painful

Is Jules Bianchi the future of Ferrari?


Ferrari appears to be in a decline. The oldest and most successfully team in Formula 1 have had a poor start to the 2014 season. The car doesn’t have the downforce levels of the Red Bull and the engine doesn’t have the power levels of the Mercedes engine. Although Fernando Alonso has once again been

JLF1 Column – 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix


Last weekend I attended the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. It was my third race as a journalist, reporting for Richland F1, and my fourth overall, after attending this year’s British Grand Prix as a fan. I had previously heard such lovely things about Budapest, so I was excited to visit the city

Talent Overload At Williams


Williams are a team who are reaching for the skies at the moment. After snatching P3 in the constructors from Ferrari in Germany, the team are now aiming to nab P2 from Red Bull and judging by their current form, it is looking more and more likely. Of late, Valtteri Bottas has demonstrated just why

JLF1 Column – 2014 German Grand Prix

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Last weekend I attended the 2014 German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring. It was my second race as a journalist, reporting for Richland F1, and my third overall, after attending this year’s British Grand Prix as a fan. I have personally always preferred the track layout in comparison to the Nurburgring, with the two circuits

The Curious Case of Checo


Sergio Perez is one of the sport’s unknown quantities. But how, you may be puzzling, can the potential of a man who has been in the sport since 2011 still be a mystery. Well, Checo Perez, as he is occasionally known, has already been on a journey of numerous peaks and troughs, from the highs

JLF1 Column – 2014 British Grand Prix

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After attending the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring for Richland F1 as part of the media, I was able to visit Silverstone last weekend as a fan – it was my first time watching a race from the grandstands. I was unable to travel to the tricky and iconic circuit on Friday

Silverstone celebrates 50 years of Grand Prix Racing


This weekend (4th – 6th July) will see the Silverstone circuit hold its 50th Formula One British Grand Prix. In celebration of the event, three parades will take place across the weekend, including former British Formula One drivers and their Grand Prix winning cars, which promises to be something special for all the fans. Some

F1 introduces new regulations ahead of the 2015 season


Formula One introduces new regulations ahead of the 2015 season, bringing technical changes, pre and in season testing reductions and standing re-starts. This week, the FIA announced a few further rule changes for the 2015 Formula One World Championship, not all of which the fans seem to welcome. Firstly, the number of power units for